Alois Vocásek

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Alois Vocásek
Born (1896-04-18)18 April 1896
 Austria-Hungary
Died 9 August 2003(2003-08-09) (aged 107)
 Czech Republic
Allegiance  Czechoslovakia
Service/branch Czechoslovakia Czechoslovak Legions
Battles/wars World War I
Survivor of the Battle of Zborov, Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
Other work fascist/nationalist organisation Vlajka in the 1930s

Alois Vocásek (13 April 1896 – 9 August 2003) was the last surviving Czechoslovakian veteran of the First World War[1] and the last survivor of the Battle of Zborov in Ukraine. He was one of thousands of Czechs and Slovaks who broke with the Austro-Hungarian monarchy to fight for the future Czechoslovak state as members of the Czechoslovak Legions. He was later controversial because of his membership in the Czech fascist/nationalist organisation Vlajka in the 1930s.[1]

He was the oldest member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Czech Republic.[2] He is buried at the Olšany Cemetery.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Hrdinové: poslední dva žijící veteráni I. světové války – tn.cz" (in Czech). TV Nova. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Jetelina Bedřich (13 August 2003). "Zemřel nejstarší žijící český adventista" (in Czech). Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Czech Republic. Retrieved 10 September 2011.